The Cyprus Museum, the largest and primary archaeological institution on the island, showcases the evolution of Cypriot civilization from the Neolithic Age to the Early Byzantine period (7th century).
Its impressive collections consist of artifacts from extensive excavations conducted across the entire island, which have significantly contributed to the advancement of Cypriot archaeology and research on the Mediterranean's cultural heritage.
The exhibits are arranged chronologically in various museum galleries and include pottery, jewelry, sculptures, coins, copper objects, and other valuable artifacts. Among these, some stand out as particularly significant examples of Cypriot culture and hold great artistic, archaeological, and historical value. Noteworthy pieces include the cross-shaped idol from the Chalcolithic period, Early Bronze Age pottery from Vouni, golden jewelry from Egkomi dating back to the Late Bronze Age, and the 1st-century BC statue of Aphrodite of Soloi.
The museum building itself carries historical importance, with construction commencing in 1908 during Cyprus' time as a British colony. It was completed in 1924, and subsequent extensions have shaped it into the remarkable structure it stands as today.
In 2007, the Local Museum of Ancient Idalion was established with the primary purpose of showcasing and promoting the abundant historical discoveries from the Idalion region (Dali). Additionally, it was designed to serve as a Visitor Centre for the nearby archaeological site.
The museum's exhibits offer a comprehensive representation of the chronological phases of Idalion's history. These artifacts originate from both ancient and more recent excavations carried out in the area, encompassing both settlements and burial grounds.
Presented by Clio and Solon Triantafyllides, the museum houses an exceptional private collection of Greek Mycenaean pottery, making it one of the most significant on the island. The collection features a distinct anthropomorphic vessel, along with the renowned white slip and base ring styles – both iconic pottery forms from Cyprus during the Late Bronze Age, renowned worldwide.
The Limassol Archaeological Museum is a captivating destination that offers a glimpse into the rich history and cultural heritage of Cyprus. Located in the heart of Limassol, this museum showcases a diverse collection of artifacts dating back to the Neolithic period, spanning over 9,000 years of human civilization.
The Kourion Archaeological Museum resides within a traditional building, once the private residence of the late George McFadden. George McFadden served as the Assistant Director of the University of Pennsylvania and played a crucial role in leading extensive archaeological research in the ancient city of Kourion and its surrounding areas between 1934 and 1953.
The Larnaca District Archaeological Museum contains an extensive assortment of archaeological discoveries from the entire Larnaka district, encompassing artifacts from the ancient city-kingdom of Kition, as well as the major Neolithic settlements of Choirokitia and Tenta - Kalavasos.
The Kallinikeio Municipal Museum of Athienou, located in the Kallinikeio Municipal Hall, showcases various aspects of the area's history from the Late Bronze Age (1600-1050 BC) to the present day. It is divided into three main collections: the Archaeological Collection, the Collection of Ecclesiastical Art, and the Ethnographic Collection.